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MOIESE, MONTANA


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Make Montana Your Vacation Destination

Montana has much to offer as a vacation destination. Western Montana is home to many breathtaking spaces and some of the most memorable natural beauty our Country has to offer. Take time this Summer to get to know all the natural treasures Montana has to offer.

We have posted some useful links and information below to help you start to plan your trip! The West is calling!


http://visitmt.com/

http://www.travelmt.com/

Moiese and Charlo Montana.  Attractions nearby Moiese include The National Bison Range which is administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service as part of the National Wildlife Refuge System.

It was established in 1908 and is one of the oldest wildlife refuges in the nation. A large portion of the 18,500-acre range consists of native Palouse prairie.

Moiese-BuffaloForests, wetlands and streams are also found here, providing a wide range of habitats for wildlife. Elk, deer, pronghorn, black bears, coyotes, and ground squirrels are just some of the mammals that share the area with 350 to 500 bison. More than 200 species of birds also call this home and include eagles, hawks, meadowlarks, bluebirds, ducks, and geese.

Moiese MontanaOther nearby areas administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service include the Ninepipe National Wildlife Refuge and Pablo National Wildlife Refuge. These areas contain irrigation reservoirs located on Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal lands. There are excellent opportunities to view waterfowl, bald eagles, herons, cormorants, and a wide variety of songbirds.

The entrance to the National Bison Range is located off Highway 212 at Moiese. Highway 212 can be accessed off US Highway 93 south of Kalispell/Polson at Ronan. Coming north on US Highway 93 out of Missoula, take MT Highway 200 at Ravalli to Highway 212. From the west, take MT Highway 135 out of St. Regis to MT Highway 200 to Highway 212, just past Dixon.

Kalispell, MT is the Gateway to Glacier National Park. 

Kalispell-Montana-SceneryGlacier National Park together with the Waterton Lakes National Park in Canada, form the world's first International Peace Park. But in this rugged section of the northern Rockies, exhilaration is the universal language. Mountain goats cling to craggy, glacier carved peaks. Pie is served fresh daily in small towns. During the summer and fall, drivers watch the scenery unfold as they drive along a road that defies words.
Glacier National Park will take your breath away!

Kalispell, MT - Officially born in 1891, Kalispell developed on the site where founder Charles Conrad knew the railroad would establish the main line junction. Conrad opened the Kalispell Town Site Company, established a bank and began building a 26-room mansion. His east side home is just one of many historic homes and buildings created for one purpose and now used for another.

From bed and breakfast inns to museums and art centers, Kalispell honors the past while building for the future.

The old railroad depot welcomes visitors as the home of the Chamber of Commerce and the Flathead Convention & Visitor Bureau. Andrew Carnegie's spirit survives in the elegant former library, now the Hockaday Museum of Art. Kalispell's first school brings the past alive as the Central School Museum.

On Main Street, new construction blends with historic buildings now housing artists' studios, galleries, restaurants, hotel, offices, shops and boutiques.

The city has more than 20 parks. Some surround historic structures, including Depot Park, Courthouse Park and the Conrad Mansion grounds. Woodland Park, the city's largest, is a year-round family favorite. And where Conrad's buffalo herd once grazed, golfers play the challenging layout of Buffalo Hill Golf Course.

A perfect blend of old and new, Kalispell is ready to welcome every visitor.  Elevation: 2,955 feet.  Kalispell is located near the head of Flathead Lake,

Missoula, Montana

Known as the "Garden City" for its dense trees and lush green landscape, Missoula is nestled in the heart of the northern Rockies in Western Montana. A community of approximately 85,000 residents, Missoula lies in a mountain forest setting where five valleys converge.

Missoula started as a settlement called Hell Gate when C. P. Higgins and Francis Worden began a trading post to accommodate travelers. The settlement was later renamed Missoula, taken from a Salish Indian word meaning "near the cold, chilling waters."

Missoula-MTMissoula serves as a center for education, medicine, retail and the arts. Located at the base of Mount Sentinel and on the banks of the Clark Fork River i s The University of Montana. The 200-acre campus is one of the most beautiful in the nation and is home to 12,000 students.

Missoula offers a variety of recreation opportunities. Three major rivers run through the area: the famous Blackfoot River to the northeast, the beautiful Bitterroot River to the south and the Clark Fork of the Columbia River, which flows through the city. Fly fishermen, rafters, kayakers and canoers thrive on the waters of western Montana.

Missoula attractions include A Carousel for Missoula/Dragon Hollow, Art Museum of Missoula, Historical Museum at Fort Missoula, St. Francis Xavier Church, The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Wildlife Visitor Center and The Smokejumper Visitor Center. Historic Downtown Missoula features classic early-century buildings and offers unique shops, galleries, fine dining, cultural activities and an exciting nightlife.

Several major events Missoula celebrates include the International Wildlife Film Festival, Out to Lunch, Downtown ToNight, International Choral Festival, Farmer's Market, Saturday Arts and Crafts Market, First Night Missoula, Irish Cultural Celebration, Germanfest, and numerous other community events. Performing arts include Missoula Children's Theater, Missoula Symphony and The University of Montana performing arts. Missoula is located in heart of the Rocky Mountains, in southwestern Montana

LORETTA ABBOTT
ABBOTT'S BIG SKY RANCH
57247 Gallagher Road
Moiese/Charlo, MT  59824

 

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